This holy city has become a war zone. We drove to its historic street in an attempt to reach Muqtada al-Sadr's stronghold. But, block by block the danger increased.
"... very carefully that stage. We are now very close to what belong holy shrine. And, that's not just all around this area. ... a convoy of other journalists. But, I've not been able to see what's ... at each corner. ... in our direction the end of change."
Ultimately, ... by the people of the old city.
The shop keeper warns us 'that arm's street corner lies the body of a man'. We don't know how he died. But, ... an American tank ...
Where once thousands of pilgrims to the holy shrine streamed to the main street, now there are tanks. ... This young man says, 'Look, they come from America'. The country which speaks of democracy and freedom.
Even with the truth, all day Muqtada al-Sadr's ... army sends out most fire. And, the Americans reply with fire from ground and from the air. This evening some hope as peace delegation arrived from the capital. According to in spokesman, they live without beating the rebel cleric. For now, Muqtada al-Sadr's control ...
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